Ben Roethlisberger injured his left foot Sunday against the Texans, and it could be broken. Pittsburgh's quarterback had a broken bone in his right foot last year and played through it, but if his foot is completely broken, he and the Steelers won't be as fortunate this time around.
Pittsburgh is an extremely flawed team through the first quarter of the season, but Mike Tomlin will likely be able to get his team to work past many of the issues that have led the team to a 2-2 start. Without Roethlisberger though, the Steelers will miss the playoffs for the first time since 2006.
Here's why the Black and Yellow need Roethlisberger at his best in order to make the playoffs.